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Russell Group of Universities UK - A Complete Overview

Monday, Aug 10

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All across UK there are innumerable universities with a plethora of courses and degrees offered to the study abroad aspirants from all over the world. Each one of those universities are unique in their own way. All are impeccable in their own fortes, for example some might be great in science while some in business and the others might be simply the best in research. Now, in order to make it convenient for the young students to select their stream of education, they are categorised based on their subject field. 

Having a shared focus on research and a reputation for academic achievement is a catch-all term for a group of universities known as the Russell Group of Universities in UK

The Russel Group Universities 

Just like Ivy League Universities in USA, the Russel Group has a certain buzz around the member universities for Study in UK. These universities represent some of the big names in higher education as a part of the Russel Group which is named after the hotel where the universities met back in 1994. 

The member universities are all research powerhouses as the group places emphasis on the importance of research, producing some of the most well-regarded and most influential papers year after year. Originally in 1994, 17 university heads met at the Hotel Russel in London to ensure that their interests were represented to the UK government. In today’s date Russel Group represents 24 UK universities who are committed to maintaining excellent research, whilst providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences for their students who contribute to the economic and cultural life of the UK together with the institutions. Thus, attracting the best academics and students from around the world. 

Russell Group universities operate globally through different campuses and outreach programs as they are spread all across the United Kingdom. You'll find the entire list of Russel group of universities, all at the top of the UK rankings, as well as some global league tables. 

 

Russel Group of Universities

S. No.

University

Location

QS Ranking-2021

1

University of Oxford

Oxford

5

2

University of Cambridge

Cambridge

7

3

Imperial College London

London

8

4

University College London

London

10

5

The University of Edinburg

Edinburg

20

6

The University of Manchester

Manchester

27

7

King’s College London

London

31

8

The London School of Economics and Political Science

London

49

9

University of Bristol

Bristol

58

10

University of Warwick

Coventry

62

11

University of Glasgow

Glasgow

77

12

Durham University

Durham

86

13

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

87

14

University of Southampton

Southampton

90

15

University of Leeds

Leeds

91

16

University of Sheffield

Sheffield

93

17

University of Nottingham

Nottingham

99

18

Queen Mary University of London

London

114

19

University of York

York

150

20

Newcastle University

Newcastle

152

21

Cardiff University

Cardiff

159

22

The University of Exeter

Exeter

164

23

University of Liverpool

Liverpool

181

24

Queen’s University Belfast

Belfast

209

Why the Buzz about the Russel Group? 

  • To graduate from the Russel group means graduating from a globally recognised institution 
  • Outstanding teaching, research and student facilities 
  • The Russell Group universities get a greater proportion of the research grants awarded in the UK because of their research focus and pedigree eventually making the postgraduate research opportunities more numerous at these institutions. 
  • To help with the studies, one in three students receive bursaries or scholarships 
  • The student conversion rate from undergraduate to postgraduate is the highest in the Russel Group 
  • These Universities have the lowest dropout rates 
  • The Russell Group graduates have a great reputation for bagging high-paying jobs An ideal learning environment is created by the combination of teaching and research excellence which produces ‘work-ready’ graduates at Russel. 

8 amongst the 24 of the Russel Group of Universities are directly represented by KC Overseas Education.

The list of universities represented by KC are:

  • University of Birmingham 
  • University of Bristol 
  • University of Glasgow 
  • University of Liverpool 
  • Newcastle University 
  • Queen Mary University of London 
  • University of York 
  • Queen’s University Belfast 

Don’t you wish to graduate from Russel Group of Universities? 

Start looking at which out of the 24 suit your field of interest the best and visit us for more information regarding the admission process at Russel Group. 

You can also check out for the other Universities in UK directly represented by KC Overseas Education as we have a collaboration with approximately 110 universities and institutions in UK. 

Approach KC's UK Admission Experts for complete information and free online counselling.

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